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Vain – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Brandon, a proud and vain man, bragged to his coworkers that he could complete the large, complex project he’d been assigned on his own, but when all his efforts to do so proved to be in vain, he swallowed his pride and asked for help.



This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “vain”:


Pride – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

“You’re not lyin’?! I can’t believe it, Leo! Have you no pride?!”

This is part of the new prompt, Tuesday Use It In A Sentence:


We are storytellers. Once again, with pride

Nicholas C. Rossis

What’s that well called?

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books image:

There once was a well, in the middle of a field. It was known, quite unimaginatively, as the well in the field. Then, one morning, the farmer who owned the field found a drowned body inside. Shocked, the nearby villagers changed the well’s name to well of ill luck. They avoided it, superstitious lot that they were, and it was considered bad luck to pass that field at night.

A few months later, it emerged that the body belonged to a notorious criminal, who had escaped the authorities. Henceforth, the well was known as the well of Divine justice.

Thus, local storytellers interpreted reality in three different ways.

As time passed, zealous locals embellished the story. A just spirit now resided deep within the well. Anyone making offerings to it, would get justice. People started referring to the well with reverence…

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